Foreigners: Events around Slovakia

Tips for performances, exhibitions and other events in the Slovak regions between May 13 and 22, including sports, parties, live music, food festival, swing, outdoor events, market, exhibitions, exchange, restaurant day and more.

Desmod at a concert in NitraDesmod at a concert in Nitra (Source: TASR)




OUTDOOR: Prechod banským náučným chodníkom / Crossing an Old Mining Trail –Summer is nearing and the 5th anniversary of this event will take place. The Small-Carpathian Mining association invites everyone on a classic trail. This route is mild and apt also for families with children. Guidance will be provided by members of alliance, primarily former mining staff. Starts: May 14, 09:00; in front of Pinel’s Hospital in Pezinok. Admission: free. More info: or


BIRDWATCHING: Poďte s nami za orlami / Let’s Go Watch Eagles – Those interested have a chance to see the imperial eagle, birds of prey like sea eagle, kestrel, marsh harrier, falcon and others species at their nesting localities. The route is easy for anyone. Field glasses are recommended. Starts: May 14, 09:30 and 10:30; embankment between Zohor and Vysoká pri Morave. Admission: free. More info:


MARKET: Stupava Markets – Traditional markets near Bratislava offer producers, growers and craftsmen presenting their healthy products (cakes, refreshment, coffee, wines), retailers presenting original decorations, accessories, and clothes. Starts: May 21, 09:00; Zámocký park / Palace Park. Admission: free. More info: or

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CLASSICAL MUSIC:  Šanca mladým – A Chance for the Young – This concert brings conductor Karol Kevický with Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina, Mário Šebeň on oboe and Kristián Gašpar on violin playing the works of Bohuslav Martinů, Camille Saint-Saens and Beethoven. Starts: May 18, 19:00; Fatran House of Art, Dolný Val 47. Admission: €6-€10. More info:

Banská Bytrica

EXHIBITION: Včely a včelárstvo/ Bees and Beekeeping. The interesting life of people who care for bees and the irreplaceable role of the African honeybee in nature is shown in an interactive exposition in Tihányi’s castle. Curator of the exhibition is Renata Kapastová. Open: Mon-Fri 8:00-16:00, Sun 9:00-16:00 until September 27; Stredoslovenské múzeum - Tihányiovský kaštieľ (Central-Slovak Museum - Tihányi Manor-House), Radvanská 27. Admission: €1.5-€2.5. Tel: 048/4103-376;

EXHIBITION: Vnútorné hranice / Inner Borders– The State Scientific Library Banská Bystrica and Academy of Art invite visitors to the exposition from Serbia, in which artists from Novi Sad present their creations. Open: Mon, Tues, Thurs 10:00-17:00; Wed 10:00-18:00; Fri 10:00-16:00 until May 19; Musical Atrium of the State Scientific Library (ŠVK), Lazovná 9. Admission: free. Tel: 048 /4710-744;;  





EXCHANGE: The exchange of antiquities on a pedestrian zone in Prešov offers an interesting end of the week. Park of Culture and Leisure in cooperation with Lin ART agency invites all lovers of ancient art and history. Starts: May 13, 08:00; PKO-Čierny orol, Hlavná 50. Admission: free. More info:


SPORT: Cassovia State Cup – Skateboard competition – The biggest skateboard contest in Slovakia which celebrates its 25th anniversary will be divided into two categories (under and over 15 years-old), striving for the top two tricks and a death-race. Starts: May 14, 10:00-19:00; Kasárne Kulturpark barracks, Kukučínova 2. Admission: free. More info:

Bardejov spa

CONCERT: Richard Müller and Band – To najlepšie Tour/ The Best of Tour – The recent tour of Slovak singer/composer brings his best ballads full of intimacy, chanson, intimate atmosphere and beautiful arrangements. Müller will sing his great hits, supported by clarinet, flute, and double bass. Starts: May 17, 19:00; Kino Žriedlo/ Žriedlo cinema. More info:


LIVE MUSIC: Theatrum Musica – Prešov Musical Spring – A taste of classical music in rock version, featuring Erik Wittner (guitar), Martin Dudáš (drums), Ľubomír Cvanciger (bass) and more. Guest: string quartet Kom Bo Zet. Starts: May 18, 19:00; PKO-Čierny orol, Hlavná 50. Admission: €2-€4. More info:


CONCERT: Desmod – The popular Slovak rock band returns to Košice after a long time. Supported by local band playing cover versions, Grey Dogs, they play mainly rock hits from 1980s. Starts: May 20, 19:30; Koliba Zlatá Podkova, Sídlisko KVP/ Starý Grunt 2. Admission: €10. More info:


PARTY: Electro Swing Fever – Swing party – This May night offers a lot of dance for all fans of electro-swing. The golden era of swing and vintage clothes of this period will be combined. Instructors from the dance school B-Swing will teach beginners. Well-established electro-swing DJs Swing Thing & Papa Django will care for fine tracks and lots of energy. Starts: May 21, 21:00-23:30; Kasárne Kulturpark barracks, Kukučínova 2. Admission: €5-€7. More info:


FOOD: Restaurant Day - Športovci za sporákom / Sportsmen at the Cooker. Sport teams and clubs from Košice will prepare the best meal during the international gourmets’ festival from their fitness menus. Starts: May 21, 15:00; Tabačka Kulturfabrik, Gorkého 2. Admission: free. More info:


FOOD: Food Revolution Day – Festival zdravého jedla / Festival of Healthy Food – Two days full of health education will try to inspire people to eat and cook healthily. The event is focused mainly on young generation aged 25 to 35. The major part of the programme includes School of Cooking, in which chefs change every hour, including the team from Hilton hotel, Jozef Hromjak and the Košice Chef 2015, Tomáš Jakab, working with bread, fish, vegetables, vegan delicacies, steaks and more. Starts: May 20-21, 09:00-16:00; Kasárne Kulturpark, Kukučínova 2. Admission: €2. More info:


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